Tottenham recalls Carter-Vickers from Sheffield United loan

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US international Cameron Carter-Vickers has been recalled from his loan at Sheffield United by parent club Tottenham,

The 20-year-old central defender made 17 appearances, all starts, for Sheffield United, but had sat out the last two, with the reason now known. The Blades currently sit 6th in the Championship table, having conceded 21 goals in Carter-Vickers’ 17 appearances, with four clean sheets.

It’s unclear the reason why Carter-Vickers was recalled, but hopefully he can get some time to prove his worth at the Premier League level. The Spurs defense has been up and down since Toby Alderweireld suffered a serious hamstring injury in late October, and new signing Davinson Sanchez has taken some time to settle in. The return of Carter-Vickers could be for cover more than anything, as manager Mauricio Pochettino did not name a central defender on the bench behind Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen for the 4-0 win over Everton last time out.

Carter-Vickers has yet to make his Premier League debut with Spurs. He has four appearances for the club, with two coming in the FA Cup about a year ago and two in the early stages of the EFL Cup in the fall of 2016.

Spurs also announced they sent out 19-year-old winger Marcus Edwards on loan to Championship side Norwich City. The Spurs youth product has not made a senior team appearance, but has scored eight goals in 16 appearances this season at the youth and reserve levels.